Holy Family Academy: Sophomore Prep June Trip – Slocum Lake 1 Washington – Months of the Year – Children’s Wedding – Washington Trip 1946 – Xmas Dances 1942

A home movie featuring the nuns and students of Holy Family Academy, a Cathollic elementary and high school once located at 1444 West Division Street in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. This particular film features various student field trips as well as recitals and dances held at the school.

[Unidentified—home movies] Reel 6

Hockey. Intertitle: “THIS TEAM, ‘THE BOYS’ PLAYED HARD.” followed by shot of boys’ team. Intertitle: “BUT THIS TEAM, ‘THE FACULTY’ WON.” followed by shot of faculty team. Footage of game. Suited young men gather in group on steps of a building, walk by camera one at a time, and then puts a shovel of dirt

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[Unidentified—home movies] Reel 5

Shot of children dressed up, standing together holding rolled paper with ribbons tied around documents (diplomas or certificates). Dark shot of boys in tuxedos or suits standing one by one to acknowledge the camera. Musicians playing. Men, women, boys, girls all sit around the dance hall, are served refreshments from younger boys. Students get diplomas

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[Philip W. Hussey–home movies] Reel 13, Accession 2526

Can notes: “1952 Bill’s Graduation at Colby;Marion + Fish at Attean Lake;Fishing;Ed Willey on Horseback;ETC, ETC!” Gulls on beach. Muddy, looks to be low tide. Shot of water and islands in distance. Man (Ed Willey) on horse, smiling. Ed rides horse down driveway. Shot of Charlotte (Hussey) and bunny in the yard. Bunny tries to

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[Milton Dowe–home movies] Reel 5

[Joshua W. Curtis, Jr.–home movies] Reel 8, Accession 2486

Footage of Mahoney Middle School, including a teacher teaching a class with notes projected onto a screen, boys and girls reading books in the library, cheerleaders and majorettes performing on stage at a pep rally with various school spirit signs and banners on the wall behind them and in the audience.

[Joshua W. Curtis, Jr.–home movies] Reel 1, Accession 2486

Footage of streets and houses in a small town intercut with a few shots of an old man and a dog. A few shots of boys posing in their graduation caps and gowns. A few shots of a man chopping wood.

Home Movies: Can 11271: Downtown Detroit, Michigan Scenes, ca. 1962 and 1951

Home movie in two parts. The first, in color, is an impressionistic picture of buildings, streets and people in downtown Detroit, Michigan, presumably shot around 1962. The second, in black and white, shows scenes shot around the 200th anniversary celebration of the city of Detroit, 1951.

1944: Portrait Posing

Portrait-style home movie footage of various family members posing while sitting on yellow chair. Three young boys posing on yellow chair elderly woman in purple dress posing on yellow chair Woman in blue dress & red lipstick posing on yellow chair Woman in red polka dotted dress posing on yellow chair

1950: Diane – Madison Wisconsin

Home movie footage of various people on University of Wisconsin campus. 00:00 – 02:14 – Var. family members on a college campus, walking down paths and posing for the camera. LS two people on high ground overlooking buildings, with a lake in the background. Interior MS of people, starkly lit.